Max Burnette of Rockvale, Tenn., will be recognized as the 2014 National Aviation Maintenance Technician of the Year. The award will be presented at the Experimental Aircraft Association Show in Oshkosh, Wisc., at the end of July.
Union County’s 911 service line for cell carriers is malfunctioning. Anyone using a cell phone who needs to report an emergency should call 704-289-1591. Those calls go directly to the county's 911 center and the callers receive the same service as if they dialed 911. Callers using a LAN line should still call 911. Once the cause of the malfunction is identified and repaired, we will alert the public.
Filing for Union County Board of Education ends Friday.
The Monroe City Council has chosen S. Mujeeb Shah-Khan as its next City Attorney.
Weddington High allowed a county-low 9.4 points per game last season, helping the Warriors win a school-record 11 games. Senior Jack Jenkins is one of the six returning starters on Weddington's defense, and he says the unit can be just as good, if not better, in 2014.
BJ Muckelvene, a speedy receiver who caught 51 passes for Cuthbertson in 2013, was recently offered a scholarship by Wingate University, according to his coach. The Cavs enter the 2014 season loaded with talented skill players.
Former Monroe High receiver Jaylan Barbour, who signed a Letter of Intent with Wake Forest last February, has been released and is taking classes at Appalachian State. Barbour says he has a chance to get immediate playing time for the Mountaineers, who make a return trip to Michigan on Aug. 30.
After visiting Harvard earlier this month and spending some time around the football program, Piedmont High quarterback Cameron Tripp knew he had found his "dream school." The rising senior gave his word to the Crimson on Friday. "It's one of the best schools in the country, in the world," Tripp said.
And here we come full circle, fellow foodies. I began writing this column one year ago this week. My goals: To learn more about cooking and to share my education with you.
The 4th of July Parade was wonderful. It was fun!
Each season we have the opportunity to experience the fresh and vibrant flavors of locally grown items that we only have available in dried, frozen or canned form or that has travelled across countries and continents in the off-season. Now is the time of year to discover the true taste of garlic that is fresh.
Kielbasa is a wonderful food. It’s reasonably priced and good all year round. It adds a depth of flavor to many dishes and doesn’t have to be the centerpiece of the meal to make a great contribution.
Medicare bidding system is broken
Congress has done little good
When words and intent diverge
America may die very soon
What are lawmakers thinking?
Thoughts of my mother — Ward Mullis
Week recognizes the work of nurses — Garett Schreier
Our Eighth Amendment — Lloyd Weichinger
Is redistricting really necessary? — Collin Love
Make your insurance choices wisely — Byron Ward
There is no risk of a constitutional convention
Take nothing at face value … investigate
Finally scared enough to vote?
Check the batteries in your smoke detector
Transparency vs. paranoia
When the health care debate began, I warned that the President’s health care bill was the wrong direction for our nation and North Carolina. I offered an alternative then—The Patients’ Choice Act—along with Senator Tom Coburn because health care was broken before Obamacare.